[03/18/15 - 11:38 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 18 Updates include: Ruth Negga cast as Tulip in AMC's "Preacher"; Vanessa Lachey to star in "Not Safe for Work" at NBC; and Page Kennedy cast in CBS's "Rush Hour."
[10/10/14 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 10 Updates include: Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson book dramas at CBS; Martin Gero developing a pair of dramas at The CW; and Kathy Griffin in talks to succeed Joan Rivers on E!'s "Fashion Police."
[06/23/14 - 11:10 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 23 Updates include: P.J. Byrne cast in HBO's "History of Music"; Carl Lumbly joins "The Returned" at A&E; and Melinda Clarke is bound for TNT's "Dallas."
[06/16/14 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 16 Updates include: Jack Coleman to return for NBC's "Heroes" revival; Andrew W. Marlowe stepping down as showrunner of "Castle"; and Jennifer Johnson to run FOX's "The Following."
[06/10/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 10 Updates include: FX passes on its Paul Giamatti-led drama pilot "Hoke"; Joe Adler upped to series regular on "The Mentalist"; and Tandi Wright boards A&E's "The Returned."
[06/06/14 - 11:43 PM] Development Update: Friday, June 6 Updates include: Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime biopic; Pedro Pascal to star in Netflix's "Narcos"; and Amazon greenlights a pair of comedy pilots.
[06/05/14 - 11:28 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 5 Updates include: Jeremy Sisto boards "The Returned" at A&E; Diane Farr cast in ABC Family's "Stitchers"; and Kellan Lutz, Malin Akerman return for HBO's "The Comeback" revival.
[06/02/14 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 2 Updates include: Kevin Alejandro among the latest to A&E's "The Returned"; DirecTV locks in cast for "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight"; and "Sleepy Hollow" reveals return date.
[05/30/14 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 30 Updates include: CBS Television Distribution pulls the plug on "The Arsenio Hall Show"; Peter Fonda cast in AMC's "Galyntine"; and India Ennenga boards A&E's "The Returned."
[05/22/14 - 11:35 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 22 Updates include: Mark Pellegrino boards "The Returned" at A&E; Netflix eyes "The Crown"; and Mo'Nique, Khandi Alexander join HBO's "Bessie."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 5/11/15; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, January 2015) A&E Network presents two original scripted series' premieres on Monday, March 9 with the season three return of the critically acclaimed "Bates Motel" followed by the new original drama "The Returned" at 9PM and 10PM ET/PT respectively. "The Returned," from executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood"), focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur. "The Returned" is based on the popular and International Emmy(R)-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo.